Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1355741

Orange Skipperling
Copaeodes aurantiaca

Observation date: April 25, 2023
Submitted by: jamesvonloh
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Pair of skippers courting while nectaring from Erigeron sp. flowers blooming along the Arroyo Trail, Organ Mountains erosion fan. Additional orange skipperlings were nectaring from nearby Apache plume flowers at this location. The day was sunny, warm, and windy, but this site was shielded and shaded from these elements.
Status: Resident
Verified by: stevecary
Verified date: May 16, 2023
Coordinator notes: lovely!
Checklist region(s): United States, New Mexico, Doña Ana County